"Baucusâ Raucous Caucus" Weekly Column by Amy Goodman Single-payer advocates have been protesting in Senate Finance Committee hearings, chaired by Democratic Montana Sen. Max Baucus. Last week, at a committee hearing with 15 industry speakers, not one represented the single-payer perspective
Keywords: Max Maucus; Single Payer; Healthcare Reform; Barack Obama; Russel Mokhiber; Margaret Flowers; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
President Barack Obama promises health-care reform, but he has taken single-payer health care off the table. Single-payer is the system that removes private insurance companies from the picture; the government pays all the bills, but health-care delivery remains private. People still get their choice of what doctor to go to and what hospital to use. Single-payer reduces the administrative costs and removes the profit that insurance companies add to health-care delivery...
Keywords: Dr. Quentin Young; Russel Mokhiber; Joseph Stiglitz; Geri Jenkins; Single Payer; Barack Obama; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!
"Congre$$, Heal Thyself" Weekly column by Amy Goodman As the Obama administration pushes for a vote on health-care reform before Congress recesses in August, has health-industry money too thoroughly poluted the process for anything good to come of it?
Keywords: Max Baucus; Healthcare Reform; Mike Dennison; American Medical Association; AMA; Single-Payer; Chris McCoy; Linda Allison; Obama; Amy Goodman; Democracy Now!